It is officially the first day of summer and we couldn’t be happier after a long, cold winter. The sunscreen and shorts have been in good use for several weeks now and it is time to entertain and party.
Orange might be the new Black but it is also one of our favorite colors to use when we are entertaining for summer. It is known as a power color and also is noted to be representative of vitality and endurance. Orange is also one of the healing colors and is said to increase the craving for food.
We put together a few of our favorite things to share with you that are both orange and make any party from a family dinner to a big summer barbecue fun!
This lantern with its pop of orange would compliment any summer outdoor dinner party. You can either line them up on your table or hang them from your nearest tree or fencing. Each lantern comes complete with a 6 oz. glass candle filled with botanically-inspired fragrance. $25 at paddywax.com.
Make your table shine with these fun, colorful Orange Placemats covered in sliced oranges.They are available at Bed Bath and Beyond and are on sale for only $1.99 right now.
Serve your appetizers and dips in style with this Melamine 3 Piece Dip Bowl and Platter in Mandarin from Target. This set includes a Serving Tray and 3 appetizer bowls and is dishwasher safe and retails for $11.99.
Hot dishes or dripping glasses will stay securely in place with this Half Gallery No-Slip Serving Tray in Orange from Zak.com for $19.99.
Those are just a few ideas to help you entertain this summer with a little burst of orange. You can compliment these with the right color of green tablecloth or plates and have a festive party!
What is your favorite color scheme for summer entertainment?
Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder of Imperfect Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 36 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and her lovable pups.